Global media freedom conference

Noting that media freedom promises are not credible without action, the AEJ joined a total of 33 media freedom groups in July 2019 calling on governments to ensure the protection and safety of all journalists and media workers as the first Global Media Freedom Conference – the first major international conference on media freedom – opened in London.

Please see this report on the conference from AEJ member and former BBC World Service editor Firdevs Robinson.

The group including the AEJ, representing and working with hundreds of thousands of journalists and media workers around the world, made their call on July 9 in advance of the international conference, hosted by the foreign ministers of Canada and the United Kingdom.

Several states attending the conference had journalists in prison and unsolved murders. The 33 media freedom groups demanded all states held themselves accountable and show demonstrable progress on complying with their existing obligations and international standards.

The AEJ UK and the AEJ Bulgaria attended the conference.

First Global Media Freedom Conference
AEJ UK report on conference
Conference agenda
New threats to journalism blog
Russian “news” outlets banned from conference
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BBC Director General Tony Hall on “Assault on Truth”